In short: What is a NanoDrop? The NanoDrop is a spectrophotometer which quantifies your DNA/RNA/protein sample with ONLY 1-2 µL in 3 seconds.
The NanoDrop One is the succesor of the NanoDrop 1000 and NanoDrop 2000. The NanoDrop quantifies and qualifies DNA, RNA and protein samples with only 1-2 µL. It provides full UV-Vis spectral data within three seconds. The NanoDrop One uses Thermo Scientific Acclaro Sample intelligence technology, which determines the concentration of the sample and identifies contaminants. The NanoDrop contains a library with the most common impurities used for the identification. Such impurities are for example phenol or guanidine. If the impurity is not recognised, the NanoDrop spectrophotometer still measures an impurity and corrects the concentration of your sample. The NanoDrop One contains embedded sensors and digital image analyses and therefore provides measurement integrity.